The Alexandra WI had a stall at the Hornsey Vale Community Centre Green Christmas Fair in November. The stall sold numerous items – cakes, hand knitted items etc and raffle tickets for a gigantic bear. Some of the takings from the raffle will be donated to the local Food Bank.
The Hornsey Library Charity Knitting Group, a charitable sub-group of our WI, was set up by me on 13 June 2017. We make items such as twiddlemuffs, shawls, lap blankets and cannula sleeves for dementia patients.
This is the second year we will be donating hats to the homeless. One of our members, a prolific knitter who lives in West Sussex, made 98 hats this year with thick or odd yarns which the members find hard to knit with. Lynne Storrar blends these yarn and made these lovely hats. We selected 25 of her hats and sewed on ‘The Alexandra WI’ labels, and I am pleased to say 20 unique hats were sold at our stall.
My new neighbour, Kim Wolf bought two; she loved it so much that decided to get another two for her friends; so warm and cosy. Tilly Williams, Trustee of Hornsey Vale Community Association bought three, two of them very quirky, to match the recipients. Don’t you agree that the hats are gorgeous and well made?
Four hours on the feet was not easy but it was fulfilling making so many sales!